MINI Countryman vs MINI Clubman

The Clubman trunk opened

When you’re looking to shake up your drives around Rockland, Plymouth, and Weymouth, Massachusetts, only a MINI will do. But will it be the 2023 MINI Countryman or 2023 MINI Clubman crossover SUV?

Let South Shore MINI be the arbiter between these two chic roadsters. This comparison should help you decide which one drives you.

Countryman vs Clubman Trim Levels

Countryman overlooking the coastAre you a champion of variety? Do you like having choices? Then the MINI Countryman may be for you. Six trim levels make up the lineup, including  ALL4,  S,  S ALL4, John Cooper Works ALL4, and SE ALL4. The ALL4 stands for the signature all-wheel drive system that appears in some trims.

For shoppers who want more streamlined choices, the MINI Clubman makes it easy to choose. Only three trim levels comprise this group, including S Clubman, John Works Clubman ALL4, and SE ALL4.

MINI Countryman vs MINI Clubman Interior

Both vehicles provide comfortable seating for five adults. In the MINI Countryman, leatherette or a combination of cloth and leatherette furnish the seats. Or maybe you’d like to upgrade to leather upholstery. If you decide on the MINI Clubman, the seats come covered in leather off the bat.

To match a leatherette or leather interior, a heated multifunction leather-wrapped sport steering wheel ties the look together. With the MINI Clubman, Nappa leather is used.

Let’s take a quick look at the difference in dimensions.

Dimensions MINI Countryman MINI Clubman
Headroom 40.5/38.3 inches 40.2/38 inches
Shoulder Room 54.8/54 inches 54.7/52.8 inches

For more rear legroom, consider the MINI Countryman for your travels. It offers 37.6 inches while the MINI Clubman provides 34.3 inches.

Visually, you may find more room with the type of moonroof your car has. If you’re headed in the direction of the MINI Countryman, it gives you a panoramic moonroof. For MINI Clubman drivers, you’ll discover a Dual-Pane Panoramic Moonroof if you prefer that style.

Nearly identical portions of storage appear in either vehicle. The MINI Countryman provides a maximum of 47.6 cubic feet while the MINI Clubman offers 47.9 cubic feet.

MINI Countryman vs MINI Clubman Technology

Clubman takes on the snowIf you’re a technophile, you’ll discover a lot to elevate your capabilities. The 8.8-inch touchscreen can be connected to your iPhone through Apple CarPlay®. When you’re traveling a distance, you may want to add wireless phone charging to the MINI Countryman. It’s not available in the MINI Clubman.

To find operational information without glancing down at the display behind the wheel, the MINI Countryman crossover comes with a Head-Up Display. You’ll be updated with your current speed, fuel left in the tank, and more all projected in an abbreviated form on the windshield. In the MINI Clubman, this feature does not appear.

Countryman vs Clubman Performance

Performance may be of prime importance, so with multiple engines, the MINI Countryman may be the ideal selection. Four different TwinPower Turbo engines supply your power. Here’s what this vehicle offers.




1.5L 3-cylinder


162 lb-ft

2.0L 4-cylinder


206 lb-ft

2.0L 4-cylinder Valvetronic


331 lb-ft

1.5L 3-cylinder electric motor


284 lb-ft

While the MINI Clubman features the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, only the MINI Countryman offers a hybrid model.

Decide Which One Drives You: MINI Countryman vs MINI Clubman

Of course, you’re drawn into the chic crossover style that both the 2023 MINI Countryman and 2023 MINI Clubman sport, but which one could be for you? Either one could catapult your drives with their go-kart feel around Rockland, Plymouth, and Weymouth, MA neighborhoods. Contact us today to test drive both, and plan a visit to South Shore MINI.